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Women in Chronicle of a Death Foretold

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Claudia DelVillar

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Women in Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Claudia Del Villar
Nicholas Faz
Mr. Klongerbo
IB English Period 3 Roles of Women Gender Roles Raised to be serviceable wives
No mention of perusing careers
Bound by strict cultural traditions
Project an image of Faith and Innocence
Are to be punished if rules are broken
They must be secretive and refined. Sexuality Culture demands them to be virgins
Develop ways to cheat this "system"
No freedom of choice
Some completely disregard social standards on sex
Premarital sex= dishonorable even if it's consensual
Forced marriages are acceptable Angela Vicaro Responsibilities Was not a virgin when she married
Virginity lost to "Santiago Nasar"
Breaks the village rules and traditions
Is shamed for having premarital sex
Lost her honor due to her choice
Was too proud to hide her "sin" In Chronicle of a Death Foretold Raised to cook, clean, and do chores
Their sole responsibility is to the house
Marriage eligibility depends on these abilities
They must suffer in marriage
They are expected to marry and have kids
Must uphold traditions to attract their husbands Gender Role Raised to follow strict traditions
She was supposed to be like all other women
Taught how to be a good wife Angela Vicaro Responsibilities Raised to be a wife
"The girls were brought up to be married. They knew how to do screen embroidery, sew by machine, weave bone lace, wash and iron, make artificial flowers and fancy candy, and write engagement announcements… "
She was to learn how to love Bayardo
Not responsible for restoring her own honor Angela Vicaro Poor girl in her youth
Is said to have a poor spirit
Was described as having a "helpless air"
Though beautiful, her future was uncertain
Grew into a mature, humorous woman
Developed an obsession with Bayardo Before and After Maria Alejandrina Cervantes Works and lives in a brothel
Most likely is the mistress of the brothel
Described as elegant, tender, strict
Respected Santiago and mourns his death
Assumed to be in her 30's Not bound to the strict cultural rules
The opposite of faith and innocence
Lives more elegantly than some other villagers
Her services to men are not a duty but a business
Does not need to be shamed, secretive, or refined Maria Alejandrina Cervantes Gender Role Maria Alejandrina Cervantes Sexuality Does not accept rules on sexuality
Freely chooses what to do with her body
Taught all the other men about sex
Not dishonored or looked down upon
Described as serviceable
Sexuality is posed as a strength Angela Vicaro Sexuality Maria Alejandrina Cervantes Responsibilities To tend to her house
Take care of her mulatto girls
[Mulatto girls] please guests of honor
To serve her clients
Not the same as societal responsibilities
Responsibility to fulfill desires Juxtaposition noun an act of placing close together or side by side Juxtaposition Examples Physically
"He reminded me of the devil."
"She's well-named," (p 46)
Serves to contrast Bayardo and Angela Juxtaposition Examples "'You're a saint.'
Only Pura Vicaro knew what she did during the next two hours, and she went to her grave with her secret.
'The only thing I can remember is that she was holding me by the hair with one hand and beating me with the other with such rage that I thought she was going to kill me,'" (p 46) Works Cited García, Márquez Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. New York: Knopf, 1983. Print. "Juxtaposition." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2013. Contrasts Bayardo's view of Pura and Angela's
view of Pura.
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